Marion County Man Is 24th Florida Fungal Meningitis Victim From Tainted Steroids
Today, it was announced that a Marion County man was confirmed to be the 24th victim in Florida to be diagnosed with fungal meningitis caused by the use of tainted steroids from a filthy compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts. New England Compounding Company and its owners have been threatening to file bankruptcy in an effort to avoid or limit accountability for the deaths and injuries caused by the use of their steroid serum tainted by fungus and bacteria. State and federal investigators found floating mold and fungus and even flying birds inside the pharmacy when they raided it several weeks ago.
CGWC represents 35 people who were injected with these tainted drugs, and one of our clients has died from fungal meningitis linked to injections of these tainted steroids. Just today, lawyers hired by CGWC filed a petition to appoint a receiver for NECC to prevent them from transferring and selling off assets to avoid accountability for their reckless management of this pharmacy. This is a virtually unprecedented and aggressive step toward holding a pharmaceutical company accountable for negligence and distribution of defective drugs.
If you or a loved one is suspected to have been exposed to these tainted steroid injections, contact us for a free consultation.